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Thought of the Day: Your Time Is Limited, So Don’t Waste It Living Someone Else’s Life

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Millions Long for Immortality Who Do Not Know What To Do With Themselves On A Rainy Sunday

“Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” -Susan Ertz, author (1894-1985)

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Pierce the Charade

Pierce the Charadeby Michael DoyleOne thing I’ve discovered recentlyIs that I am capable of acting decentlyBut if the world could see my inspirationMaybe there’d be cause to doubt my motivationStill it is that I struggle for my bestAnd my failings, … Continue reading

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Wall of Ego

Wall of Egoby Michael DoyleSelf righteous PhariseesAre often truth’s worst enemiesIn looking down on others, you miss the skiesSelf-deceived by our prideful, lying eyesMissing the mark of God, in favor of meBelieving myself the pilot of my lifeI mistake my … Continue reading

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole of Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide for It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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I Need You To Fight

I Need You To Fightby Michael DoyleI’ve never had great answersTo life’s deeper questionsLike what is the meaning or how to cure cancersBut, I can say without hesitationThat I have meant to do goodTo do the best that I have … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Parents, We Can Have No Joy, Knowing That This Government Is Not Sufficiently Lasting To Ensure Any Thing Which We May Bequeath To Posterity

“As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into … Continue reading

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Firefighter 54 (In Memoriam for the Death of My Sister)

For those who remember Michele, I offer in her memory on this anniversary of her death:   Firefighter 54 by Michael Doyle   ..Firefighter 54, firefighter 54 This is Ashland Fire Department Firefighter 54, Firefighter 54 This is Ashland Fire … Continue reading

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Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)

Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)by Michael DoyleHas it been a lifeOr some kind of a dreamIt’s hard to believeThat you’re turning fourteen14 years ago tomorrowYou first opened your eyesTaking away my sorrowAnd bringing a million surprisesThey say … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Disagree

I Wouldn’t Disagreeby Michael DoyleWas it youOr was it meI wouldn’t disagreeMaybe it wasBoth of usAnd just becauseThe truthOf our youthThat never wasPerceptionsMisconceptionsSelf-deceptionsIt’s a matterOf interpretationMiscalculationsToo many distractionsIn our interactionsWouldn’t allow for detractionsDoesn’t take long to realizeI haven’t the words … Continue reading

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